My colleague Dr. Izabella Wentz and her amazing team have produced a powerful 9-part documentary called The Thyroid Secret and it truly is groundbreaking!
Thyroid disease is one of the most overlooked diseases and is so often misdiagnosed. I see this all this time with my anxious clients.
Dr. Izabella is a dear friend of mine and suffered for years with chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety and panic attacks simply because she didn’t know she had a thyroid condition. She saw many doctors and they all said “Your labs are normal.” When she finally did get her Hashimoto’s diagnosis she still couldn’t find a doctor to help her so she read and researched and figured out her own solution! And now her mission is to share what she has learned so you don’t have to suffer like she did!
She shares this in her interview with Andrea Nakayama:
It’s really really important for a person to realize that how much control they have in their own situation, and how powerful they really are. They can help themselves.
Of course, having a coach, having a guide, having somebody who has maybe done it before with themselves or with other patients helps.
This documentary is one of your guides to educate and empower you!
If you resonate with any of these symptoms then I encourage you to join us:
- Brain fog
- Depression and/or anxiety and panic attacks
- Weight gain
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Goiter (which may inhibit your ability to swallow or breathe)
- Infertility and birth defects in your children
Dr. Izabella has gathered over 100 of the TOP experts in integrative thyroid treatment to unmask the confusion and misinformation surrounding thyroid issues.
I’m honored and thrilled to have been invited to participate in the documentary!
I’ve got an underactive thyroid. I discovered that at the same time that I was working with the naturopath, and we supported [my thyroid] nutritionally. I still need to really take care of my thyroid. The interesting thing is, a lot of the nutrients that help with anxiety also help with thyroid health. One of them is zinc, a really important nutrient for anxiety. When you’ve got low zinc levels you’ll feel more anxious, you’re prone to panic attacks, and zinc is one of the key nutrients for thyroid health.
Gluten is a factor for autoimmune thyroid conditions. I’ve got a gluten issue and I can’t eat gluten at all, so getting rid of that [out of my diet] helped my anxiety, and it also gave my thyroid a chance to recover.
There are a lot of overlaps between anxiety and thyroid problems.
A lot of people go to the doctor and get a diagnosis, you’ve got anxiety, or you’ve got depression, and they’ll be given a medication: benzodiazepine or an SSRI. It may be the thyroid that’s causing the problems.
It’s common knowledge that thyroid problems can cause depression. It’s less well recognized that thyroid problems can actually contribute to anxiety.
I actually looked at a study that was published in 2010, and they found that there was three times higher incidence of anxiety in women who have an underactive thyroid. It’s more common than a lot of people realize.
Certainly in my practice, working with anxious women (most of the people that I work with are women, I work with men as well) – most of the women that I work with, with anxiety, have thyroid issues. They either have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, they have hypothyroidism, or they may have had Graves’ in the past. It’s very, very common that I see this.
Dr. Izabella also interviewed over 50 thyroid patients who share their personal and sometimes heartbreaking stories. I love this aspect because it helps us realize that we are not alone and there is hope!
I’d love to invite YOU to the premiere of this exciting and empowering ONLINE educational event as my guest! Mark March 1st on your calendar and then click here to reserve your spot for this special online event.
The Thyroid Secret is a 9-part documentary and is available to watch online at no charge. Starting March 1st there will be a brand new episode up for you to watch each day for 24 hours until the next episode is ready
If you have thyroid disease or if you think you may have thyroid disease this documentary is not to be missed! I know I’m going to learn from Dr. Izabella and her guests too!
If you’re NOT sure if you have a thyroid condition (1 in 3 American adults actually have a thyroid condition and many don’t even know it) take the quiz to see how healthy your thyroid is!
Feel free to share with loved ones or friend who may also benefit from this valuable resource
Please share your thyroid story and questions below in the comments.